The Artist looking super cool before she dips her paintbrush in her tea mug.  

Howdy!

My name is Eliza Kinkz, and I'm an Artist living in Austin,TX with a kind husband, and two sweet sons.  One kid wants to be an Astronaut Detective, and the other wants to be an Owl.   

Where did you go to school? 

CCAD and UCLA's Animation Workshop.  My thesis film  “Chocolate Milk” was a finalist for the Student Academy Awards.  

Where have you worked?  

On television shows like “Robot Chicken” and “Making Fiends.” I've taught Animation.  Made music videos for Bands like Death Cab for Cutie, and my favorite Texas band Yo Fishboy.  One time I was even a Cheesemonger.  At the moment, I'm illustrating, and writing children's books/comics when I'm not taking care of my 2 young sons.  

What is "A Collection of Play"?

When  my first son was born, I begin to hang out at Playgrounds...  

I started to wonder...is there an archive of Playgrounds?  

Play is so important to how children learn, so Playgrounds are in reality the first classrooms for many children.  They bring out the local community, forcing people to interact, and be present in Nature.  

So I've been slowly starting to draw playgrounds we visit.     

Tell me about your favorite Playground,

and I’ll add your playground to my list to draw.

 

Who inspires you?
I'm very fortunate to be part of a group of local Women Illustrators here in Austin called The Girllustrators.  They constantly inspire me, and have brought me out of my shell as an Artist.  My other big inspiration are kids.  I'm always jealous when I see young children's drawings.  Especially scribble-scrabble!

Who is your spirit animal?

James Marshall's Martha

Can I pleasssseeee post your comic on my website/Twitter/etc?

If you're not using the comic for commercial purposes, you don't have to ask permission.  Just please don't take my name off/edit comics, and a link back to my website/instagram/etc to give me credit would be awesome as well!  Thanks!!  

All images and work shown here   © Eliza Kinkz 2019

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